[visionlist] PhD-stipend in Perception, Neuroscience, fMRI, at University of Wollongong, Australia,

Mark Schira mark.schira at gmail.com
Thu Feb 2 23:44:06 EST 2017

 PhD-stipend at University of Wollongong, Australia

A fully funded PhD position is available on Perception and High Resolution
fMRI of Early Visual Cortex. It will be starting ass soon as possible in
the lab of Mark Schira at the University of Wollongong.  (

The research topic will focus on Retinotopic Mapping and modeling of early
visual cortex. We have developed a complete simulation from visual stimulus
to predicted BOLD responses (stimBOLD,
http://jov.arvojournals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2433691), and the
student will work on testing and improving of the model using high
resolution fMRI and modeling.
Expression of Interest

Email a single pdf to mschira at uow.edu.au, containing the following:

1.     A short 1-2-page synopsis/cover letter of your research experience
and interests

2.     Your Honour/Master thesis or equivalent

3.     your CV, full academic records

4.     two addresses for a reference

Applications will be considered until a suitable candidate is found.

The scholarship is open equally to domestic and international applicants,
international applicants should be aware of the English requirements of
UOW.  Applicants should possess a Bachelor of Honours or a Masters degree
in psychology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, biophysics, computer
science or related disciplines. The successful applicant should demonstrate
excellent research capability.
Selection criteria

1.     An Honours degree or equivalent (i.e. a 4-year Bachelor degree with
high GPA), or a Masters degree.

2.     Good oral and written communication skills (English).

3.     Programming skills (MATLAB, C or C++ or similar)

4.     Research experience with either fMRI or vision science.

This is a 3.5-year scholarship; it includes a standard living stipend of
$25,849 per year and a tuition award.

The lovely campus of the University of Wollongong is situated between the
mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Wollongong combines easy access to Sydney,
pristine nature and beaches, an affordable study environment and a
welcoming community.

Mark M. Schira, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer, University of Wollongong
Senior Research Officer, Neuroscience Research Australia
office:+ 61 (0) 2 4239-2501
mobile: +61 (0) 4059 54853
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